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Red beetles on lilies

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 08:25
Thank you all for your answers. I'll keep an eye on any discussions about the spray, as this sounds like a good solution but I certainly wouldn't want to affect the bees. I guess I need to toughen up and not be squeamish about squishing them!

Red beetles on lilies

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 20:29
I planted a couple of lilies last year and found that they were being eaten by these bright red beetles. I tried to remove any eggs they laid, but once they'd chomped through the leaves the plants never looked the same. The plants are just showing their heads now, and straight away those little horrors are back! Any advice on keeping them away?

Rhododendron in pot

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:48
Wonderful. Thank you both very much.

Rhododendron in pot

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:07

Rhododendron in pot

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:06
I bought a load of garden pots from a neighbour who was emigrating. Thought I'd leave them be and see what comes up. Exciting stuff, and will probably lead to several ID help requests on this forum! For now, I do know there's a rhododendron in a large pot which is just starting to sprout new leaves. Would anyone have any advice on how best to care for this? I'm guessing it will be ok to stay in the pot rather than the ground? And the GW email reminder said about giving it some foid round about now. Anything else to do? Thanks

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 17:22

Thanks both. I'll have a google of them and see if I can spot any in the garden!

Help with identifying plant by smell.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 16:45
This is an odd question, but I've had no success searching the net. Something in my garden, or possibly next door, gives off a very pungent almost musky smell. I've had no luck finding the source of the smell. The only way I can describe it is that it smells like marijuana! I've often wondered if the neighbours are growing it! But I'm assuming probably not.On days like today the smell is very strong in the garden and in the house too if yhe windows are open. It's not especially unpleasant but I am very curious to identify it. And I'd be reassured to know we're not living next door to the local dealers! Any ideas anyone?

Cutting / moving a clematis.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 15:49

Wonderful. Thank you Fairygirl - you've been such a huge help today!

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 15:08

Wow! I'll have a look, thanks ever so much.

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 14:59

That helps hugely! Thank you so much.

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Red beetles on lilies

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Rhododendron in pot

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Help with identifying plant by smell.

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Cutting / moving a clematis.

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Wooden planter for clematis.

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Ideas of what to grow

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More plants in need of identification!

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Help please with plant ID

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